Monthly Archive: June 2011

When it Rains…

We don’t mean to be breaking any world-exclusives here, but our colleagues at the XelaWho Roadside Taco Stand and Meteorological Station inform us that there is a fairly good chance that the rainy season...

Why is this Popular? Shoeshines

by Steve Mullaney Say what you want about the economy, the environment and the political situation, but Guatemala definitely has the “our shoes are not shiny enough” situation under control. Unlike such places as...

Plants that Cure

by Diana Pastor As we enter the Guatemalan rainy season we have to be particularly careful with microorganisms that prosper in humid conditions. It’s better to take preventative measures, and if you prefer natural...

El Susto

by Susana Raymundo In a continuing series, we are looking at some of the beliefs and folklore particular to Guatemala. This month, El Susto (The Fear).